Our Team

Kristen is returning for her fifth year at Shantilly’s Place as our General Manager! She worked for 4 years at West Bay Narrows Marina and was more than excited for the opportunity to work on the lake again. This lake community is very important to Kristen and being a part of it has meant a lot to her. Kristen’s family has been on the lake since the 1950s, making her and her sister, Jamie, our Assistant Manager, fourth generation Chandos cottagers. Kristen has finished both a degree in Concurrent Education with a focus in history and Teacher's College at Brock University. Please don’t hesitate to ask her questions you may have or just pop in for a chat. She’s looking forward to seeing everyone (and their dogs) this summer!


Jamie is returning for his fifth year at Shantilly’s Place as our Assistant Manager. Jamie’s large extended family have been cottagers in West Bay for over 60 years. Born and raised in Toronto, Jamie is a student at Carleton University whose love of boating started at a very young age. He inherited his uncle’s antique wooden boats when he was 6 and has been spotted cruising Chandos in them ever since. In the “off-season,” Jamie stays busy playing and refereeing hockey and enjoys winter long weekends skating and snowmobiling at the cottage. He is looking forward to another fantastic summer at Shantilly’s Place and seeing many new and familiar faces.

Chris Darwen

Chris is back for his second full season as Shantilly's Place's Lead Marine Mechanic. Chris has been a part of the Apsley and North Kawartha community for many years now and is known for his outstanding work as well as being a reputable service provider. Chris loves to restore and rejuvenate older boats and will be offering this service at Shantilly's this summer!  When he's not busy in the shop, Chris is a volunteer firefighter with the North Kawartha Fire Department. Chris has an open-door policy and loves to chat with anyone who stops by or has any questions! 

Scott Marshall

Scott is back for his third season as Shantilly's Place's Shop Manager. Scott has years of experience with all boats and all things cottage! He lends this expertise to assist our valued customers with their boating needs. Scott can be found in the shop most days during the summer and is always able to help answer any questions.